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Institutional details 2017
Name of Authority
Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações - Anatel
Year created 1997
Legal document that created the authority
Law nº 9472 /1997
Reports to Report to Legislature/Parliament & Annual report to the Sector Ministry
Does the Regulatory Authority also regulate other public utilities (e.g. electricity, gas, etc.)?
n/a
Is the Regulatory Authority autonomous in its decision making?
No
Who approves the budget of the Regulator?
n/a
Indicate the percentage of budget financed from each source:
Regulatory fees; ; percentage: 16.53% Other; ; Source: Contingency reserve ; ; percentage: 83.47%
Structure of the Regulator 2017
Name of the Head of the Regulatory Authority:
JUAREZ QUADROS DO NASCIMENTO (President)
Is it a collegial body? Yes
Total number of members n/a
Is the Head of the commission also responsible for day to day administrative matters? Yes
Who appoints the Members/Head?
Period of appointment (years): n/a
Total number of staff in the Regulatory Authority: 1581
Regulatory Functions 2017
M R Licensing
For the specific case of broadcasting services, the sector ministry has a role.
R Op Interconnection rates
Interconnection rates are freely negotiated for some services and specified by the regulatory authority in other cases.
R Price Regulation
R Technical standards settings
R Radio frequency allocation
R Spectrum monitoring and enforcement
R Numbering
R Type approval
n/a Service quality monitoring
M R Universal Service
The Sector Ministry elaborates the public policies while the Regulator Authority verifies that the policies are being applied.
n/a Quality of service standards
R Enforcement of quality of service obligations
M R Broadcasting
Sector Ministry Conducts the authorization Process for the Service. Regulatory Authority authorizes the radiofrequency and enforces technical compliance.
M R Broadcasting content
Sector Ministry regulates content while the Regulatory authority is responsible for enforcement.
M Information technology
CGI creates recommendations
n/a Internet content
Key: M - Sector Ministry
R - Regulatory Authority
Om - Other Ministry or Government body
Op - Operator
O - Other
NR - Not regulated
Recent Legislation 2017
YearLegislation
2010 Decree 7175/2010
National Broadband Plan
2010 Decree 7175/2010
National Broadband Plan
2008 Resolution 516/2008
General Plan for Modernization of Telecommunication Regulations
2008 Resolution 516/2008
General Plan for Modernization of Telecommunication Regulations
2002 Law 10610/2002
Participation of foreign capital in newspaper and broadcasting companies
2002 Law 10610/2002
Participation of foreign capital in newspaper and broadcasting companies
2000 Law No. 9 986: Human Resources Management of Regulatory Agencies
2000 Law No. 9 986: Human Resources Management of Regulatory Agencies
2000 Law No. 9 998: Fund for Universal Services
2000 Law No. 9 998: Fund for Universal Services

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